Cruach Ardrain from Glen Falloch

Munros: Cruach Àrdrain

Date walked: 25/10/2014

The weather forecast was pretty horrible for today and I must admit I had my reservations about this walk. Only due to the fact that I have not walked since April on the hills and haven't tackled a Munro since last year.

In truth I probably bit off more than I could chew and there were two points where I thought enough is enough. The wind, rain and extreme gusts made very heavy weather of the ascent and descent in particular. At 18st 5lb im unfit for the mountains but fit in other respects, however, I was stood still in the head wind and hanging on at points but somehow managed to get through the tough parts.

Some school boy errors with regard kit that left me sodding wet and some chaff at the end. Nevertheless, I walk with a group from the "The Glasgow Walking and Hillwalking Club" and was last man standing in the group, so I think I'm grateful for their patience and persistence. Definitely a few tricky moments on occasion with footing in extreme weather but all in all a great day. NO time for pics let alone stopping for a bite to eat. This was a quick day and the replenishment's came by way of a nice bowl of soup at The Inverbeg Inn ( I would have preferred the Drovers personally).

Lastly, it has been a while since I posted here and in truth tooo long.. need to get my hill walking legs back and some thought about what kit to take next time.. the joys of Scottish walks... you just never know...lol. However, thank you MWIS, your forecast was bang on.

Great day out and good company to. Thanks.

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Location: Gourock
Occupation: Massage: Sports & Remedial
Interests: Rowing, Swimming, Hills & Mountains some good TV when it comes on, a half decent book, TGO magazine, homemade soup and of course......?
Activity: Ambler
Pub: Glenmore Lodge
Mountain: Ben More Mull
Place: Drumochter Pass
Gear: Boots
Member: Freelance hillwalker, Member of I.A.M. (Institute of Advanced Motorists)
Camera: Canon Powershot S60
Ideal day out: It was always a Munro for me then realised there was just as much pleasure with flat walks, Grahams, Corbetts and so on. My wife is as keen but it was her wise words than introduced me to the pleasures of 'alternatives'.

Our best was Goatfell and North Goatfell with the walk back down Glen Rosa and coming across our first Scottish Adder. Brilliant day out.

Munros: 15
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 9
Donalds: 1
Sub 2000: 4

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